12 September, 2011

LET THEM EAT CAKE

 Double Chocolate Brownie

I think its time for a chocolate hit!
Sarah from Winton House Blog requested this recipe, so this ones for you Sarah!
This recipe was inspired by a cocoa and me recipe that I have played around with for a couple of years and it's now a flour-less brownie! You could use your favourite recipe and replace the flour with almond meal and also add baking powder or soda for a less dense brownie, I like them really fudgie.
Make a big slab by doubling the recipe, slice, wrap  and pop in the freezer.



Ingredients:
230g Butter, chopped
300g Sugar 

4 Whole eggs  
1 egg yolk
230g Dark Chocolate drops
140g almond meal
40g Cocoa Powder

200g of nuts of your choice (pistachio,almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans)
3/4 cup of cranberry's or dried cherry's soaked in brandy
1tbs of rum, or if using cherry's use the brandy 
20cm square baking tin


 Preheat oven to 180c
 Butter and line the baking tin. 
 Sift together the almond meal and the cocoa powder.

Method:
1. Melt the butter completely in a large heavy based pan.
2. Add the sugar, and stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Cool mixture for a couple of minutes while whisking the eggs, add the rum or brandy.
4. Add the egg mix to pan and mix well.
5. Add the chocolate to the pan. Stir with a spatula making sure all the chocolate has melted.
6. Use a spatula to add the almond and the cocoa powder, mixing well. 
7. Mix in the nuts and the dried fruit. (Leave some nuts aside for scattering over the top ).
8. Pour the mixture in to the prepared tin.9. Scatter remaining nuts over brownie. 
10. Bake in the oven  for 25 to 30 minutes. Check that the edges have shrunk slightly from the sides and the top is shiny and slightly cracked.
11. Leave to cool over night if possible, or at least for a few hours. 
Lovely on a colder day served with a home made vanilla custard.


4 comments:

  1. Yummy! Gosh this would be perfect for my Open House! Thanks for sharing the receipe... I'll have to try it this w/k.. I know it's going to be a big hit.. hugs ~lynne~

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  2. I just found your beautiful blog via Lynne's Gifts From The Heart. Oh my this looks and sounds so delicious. I love anything chocolate and can just imagine the texture of these brownies. I'm off to look at some of the other recipes I see on your sidebar.

    Nancy

    p/s Love your header!

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  3. Hi Nancy
    The header, well I have Coty to thank for that! being so kind and patient when I was the 'new blogger on the block'!
    bee x

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  4. merci de partager cette recette.

    Belle journée

    manon

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